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Strobe for C works with Strobe to enable IS professionals to measure and improve the performance of z/OS® and OS/390®- based applications written in IBM® C/C++ or SAS C. It reports the CPU usage of C/C++ or SAS C programs and program statements; source code text and statement number associated with C/C++ or SAS C program locations using CPU resources; CPU usage by C/C++ function, CPU usage of C/C++ library subroutines and Language Environment (LE) run-time routines by calling program statement; and function descriptors for C/C++ library subroutines and LE run-time routines. Strobe and iStrobe products enable organizations to improve response time and reduce the demand their applications make for system resources. With Strobe and iStrobe, enterprise IS organizations can quickly locate and eliminate the sources of application inefficiencies, even in complex applications, and therefore control costs, satisfy customers, and support corporate growth.

Strobe measures the activity of z/OS-based online and batch processing applications and produces the Performance Profile that details where and how time is being spent. Strobe pinpoints the precise sources of an application’s demand for system resources. iStrobe consolidates Strobe reports by bringing together the information you need to make performance issues easier to pinpoint and adds additional performance information on why the problem occurred.

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  • + Functional details

    IT organizations often can’t understand where, when, and how a performance problem occurred. They can’t pinpoint the problem or perform root cause analysis quickly. Strobe solves this problem. Strobe measures the activity of z/OS®-based online and batch applications, collects subsystem- and language-specific application performance information, and produces a hierarchy of reports that detail where and how time is being spent during an application’s execution. Strobe also collects and manages historical application performance information. iStrobe supplies performance expertise and improvement tips. Strobe helps users to reduce resource demand and improve application performance.

  • + Business problem

    Applications with poor performance cause serious business problems—increased costs, CPU upgrades, missed service level agreements, user dissatisfaction, lack of productivity, application unavailability, and loss of customers. Web-enablement, adoption of web services, DB2 Connect®/DDF, Java™, WebSphere®, WebSphere MQ, exploitation of 64-bit technology, and other legacy renewal projects exposes application performance more than ever before.

  • + Business opportunity

    The performance of a company’s mission-critical applications is important to its success. Applications with poor performance cause serious business problems—increased costs, CPU upgrades, missed service level agreements, user dissatisfaction, lack of productivity, application unavailability, and even loss of customers. Applications that use more computing resources than necessary also impact business success. They result in premature upgrades in processing capacity, increased lifetime costs, and an inability to accommodate new workloads as business expands. Even applications that are efficient and responsive when initially deployed, experience performance degradation over time due to changes in systems software, workload shifts, and routine application maintenance.

    The trend toward Web-enablement, adoption of new technologies such as web services, DB2 Connect®/DDF, Java™, WebSphere®, WebSphere MQ, exploitation of 64-bit technology by DB2® V8 and others, and other legacy renewal projects further magnifies these issues and exposes application performance more than ever before.

    Using Strobe and iStrobe can help to reduce transaction response times and increase throughput, improve the efficiency of user-written programs, improve I/O and database call efficiency, and improve batch run times. Strobe and iStrobe can help to reclaim valuable system resources to accommodate data volume increases and new applications. Strobe and iStrobe help to avoid the excessive use of system services and language runtime routines. Users can maintain optimal performance of online and batch processing applications.

  • + Return on investment

    Strobe can help to find and eliminate performance problems, improving response time and deferring hardware and associated software upgrade costs. Strobe helps to reduce transaction response times and increase throughput, improve the efficiency of user-written programs, improve I/O and database call efficiency, and improve batch run times. Strobe helps users to reclaim valuable system resources to accommodate data volume increases and new applications. It helps users to avoid the excessive use of system services and language runtime routines. Strobe helps to maintain optimal performance of online and batch processing applications. Strobe helps to ensure that Service Level Agreements are met.

  • + Competitive advantage

    The Value of Strobe:

    • Reduce hardware and software upgrade costs
    • Improve customer satisfaction
    • Deliver high quality applications in less time

     The Benefits of Strobe for IT Professionals:

    • Improve user code efficiency, transaction response time and throughput
    • Locate and improve resource-consumptive database calls
    • Quickly pinpoint the source of application inefficiencies
    • Identify SQL statements and DB2® system services that cause excessive CPU time or wait time
    • Receive detailed DB2 tuning information including catalog statistics and the number of get page requests for each SQL statement
    • Utilize a graphical interface to easily navigate and quickly detect performance problems

  • + Industries

    Banking Industry
       Banking - Global Customer Management
       Banking - Other
    Financial Markets Industry
       Financial Markets - Global Customer Management
       Financial Markets - Other
    Healthcare Industry
       Alternate Healthcare
       Healthcare Other
       Health Plans / Payors
       Integrated Healthcare Systems / Hospitals
       Pharmaceuticals
       Physicians / Clinics
    Insurance Industry
       Insurance Carriers - Life & Asset Management (L&AM)
       Insurance Carriers - Property & Casualty (P&C)
       Insurance Intermediaries
       Other Insurance, N.E.C.
    Retail Industry
       Retail - Apparel Manufacturing
       Retail - Department Stores
       Retail - Direct Marketing
       Retail - Retail Food
       Retail - Food Services
       Retail - Hard Goods
       Retail - Mass Merchants
       Retail - Pharmacy/Drug
       Retail - Specialty

  • + Solution areas

    Financial Services/Banking
       Automated Solutions
          ATMs
          Kiosks
          Point of Sales
       Branch Transformation
       Core Banking
       Core Systems Transformation
       Customer Insight
       Customer sales & service
       Enterprise Payment Platform (Back Office/Payments)
       Infrastructure and Support Services
       Internet Banking
       Marketing insights & analytics
       Multichannel Transformation
       Operations & Processing
       Product Manufacturing
       Regulatory Compliance
       Risk management & compliance
       Service to Sales (Front Office)
       Other
    Healthcare and Pharmaceutical
       Administrative Systems
       Clinical Care
       Finance and Accounting
       High Performance Computing
       Medical Imaging
       Operations and Regulations
       Patient Care and Services
       Payer Transaction Services
       Physician Office Automation
          Claims administration
          Clinical information systems
          Computerized physician order entry
          Health information systems
       Picture Archival and Communication Systems
       Other

  • + Customer size

    Very Small Business (Less than 50 employees)
    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • + Languages supported

    English

  • + Countries/regions available for distribution

    Bahrain , Egypt , Israel , Jordan , Kuwait , Lebanon , Oman , Saudi Arabia , United Arab Emirates , Yemen

  • + Solution collateral

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  • + Hardware/OS platforms

    z/OS 1.10
       IBM Systems: System z
    z/OS 1.11
       IBM Systems: System z
    z/OS 1.12
       IBM Systems: System z
    z/OS 1.13
       IBM Systems: System z
    z/OS 2.1
       IBM Systems: System z

  • + Software

    IBM Information Management
       Information Management
          DB2 for z/OS
          IMS
          IMS Database Manager
          IMS Transaction Manager
    IBM Rational
       Rational
          Enterprise COBOL for z/OS
          Enterprise PL/I for z/OS
          z/OS XL C/C++
    IBM WebSphere
       CICS Family
          CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V4.1
          CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V4.2
          CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.1
    Non-IBM Software
       Other Relational Databases Products


Date last modified:    Jan 16, 2014


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